Bad Names(Just for fun)

Heather - posted on 09/28/2010 ( 89 moms have responded )

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My husband and I had one of those stupid arguments last night where neither of us really knew why were arguing. We were talking about a friend of mine from New Jersey who's favorite thing to call women she doesn't like is a: C.U. Next Tuesday...She actually says the next tuesday part. I think it's hilarious, but find the term in general really disgusting. My husband started arguing with me saying there are more disgusting terms to call that particular piece of anatomy...I told you it was stupid. His example was Twat...lol

So, are bad names just a matter of perception, or is it the intent we put behind it that makes it offensive?

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First of all, I have to say that I also can't stand the term "cunt". It just sounds gross. Twat makes me giggle though lol Sometimes I'll say to my husband "Twat's up?" and he just shakes his head and smiles, as if proud that he's with the girl who has no problem saying that word. I definitely think that the intent behind ALL words is what makes them effective. Just like you could be talking to your dog and say, "You're the dumbest dog everrr.....What a shithead you are" and if you're saying it while rubbing his ears and in a puppy wuppy voice, he won't notice the words, just the tone. Or you could smack your dog with a frying pan and scream "I LOVE YOU!" and again, he'll understand the tone (and the pain), not the actual words. I think the tone behind words is what gives them meaning and the power to be offensive.

Lucy - posted on 09/29/2010

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I find it a bit weird that we use terms for female genitals and male genitals in different ways, and consider the female to be so much more offensive.

For some reason being called a cunt is considered so much worse than being called a dick, cock, wanker, knob or whatever. The exact meaning is also different, as calling someone a cunt is usually a way of saying they are horrible, unpleasant, disgusting etc, whereas if you call someone a dick, you just mean they are a bit of an idiot. I've even heard blokes calling each other dicks/cocks in a jokey, affectionate kind of way.

It find it really annoying, actually, it brings out my feminist side!

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Kim - posted on 10/05/2010

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My ex used to call it a Kitty. He only used the word cunt if he was talking about someone he didn't like.

Jamie - posted on 10/05/2010

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This post is hilarious. I never knew there were so many different words for the body parts. My husband told our daughter it was her lilly pad and to never show her lilly pad to anyone. I thought it was a sweet way to teach her about her body without making it embarrasing for her. Children tend to think those words are embarrasing. My husband also calls it a tube steak. He gets my mom all the time fucking with her - she will ask whats for dinner and he will say tube steak covered in sauce, lol. He is crazy.

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i say fudge instead of fuck :P people find that funny. definitely cunt! gosh i hate that word. but im more than likely to call someone a penis or a vagina if i'm angry...it's strange but i try not to swear around my son

Lyndsay - posted on 10/03/2010

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I really dislike being called a "cunt", because I consider it one of the most vulgar and intentionally insulting names to be called. That being said, I will admit, I've used it to describe other people on several occasions. :)

Otherwise, I don't really care. I work in group homes with kids in social services, who often times have really bad behavioural problems and very very poor impulse control. I've been called pretty much everything there is to be called, and by now I just think its funny. "Twat" is actually one of my favourites, it's hilarious :)

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LOL Rebecca - I grew up in the military, so I totally know what you mean! By the time I was 10 I think I knew every swear word (in English and Finnish) and colourful phrase. The good thing about that is words have no power with me. I don't offend easily, unless it's PMT time.



I never realised that the Aussies stole their shortening thing from the Poms! Bricky, sparky, chippy... we use those too. It's interesting to see where language patterns originate.



Cathy S. a Barclay's?? ?? ?? Ooooohhhhhhhh! BANK! Got it. :-) Thick as a plank sometimes.



ROFLMAO Toni, I love that one!! "Would you like to see my 'love truncheon', bird?" "Oo er!"



I think 'willy' is cute. We use that one with our boys. "Doodle" is another one, but I just can't say it... especially since my youngest is getting a doodle mat for his birthday. "Wyatt, go play with your doodle mat!" lol Uh, no.



*edit: That gives a whole new meaning to "Big Willy Style"!

Rebecca - posted on 10/03/2010

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I think it's all tone. I'm sure i could make vagina sound pretty disgusting if i really put my heart in to it lol. I hate "cunt" but "twat" doesn't' sound as vulgar but again it's all in the tone. My husband calls them...oh god i'm so ashamed to say this...meat flaps lol, meat curtains take your pic. He is military and doesn't have a single girl in his shop so you can imagine what i hear when he comes home lol.

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I find it funny that some men call their penis their John Thomas, I'd love to actually meet John Thomas bahahahaha

Oh and their love truncheon....I tell you no man with a 'love trunceon' is coming near me lol

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Yeah Loureen, Cockneys (east Londoners) use rhyming slang,



apples and pears = stairs

adam and eve (as in you wouldn't adam and eve it) = believe

ruby murray = curry

trouble and strife = wife

davina mccalls = balls (testicles)



But we shorten stuff as well, we use cuppa/ brew/ char for cup of tea and footy for football:



chippy = chip shop or carpenter

brickie = builder

sparky = electrician

brum = birmingham

Heather - posted on 10/01/2010

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@Dana ;): I thought that's what the beef curtains were for...to hide the tube steak. ;P

Heather - posted on 10/01/2010

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Big Veiny Truimphant Bastard as my husband refers to his bits...although, I'm like Donna's husband, by the time he spits that out I'm bored and he can buggar off!(Always liked that term even though I'm American ;P)

The half sucked asprin was hilarious! I'm totally borrowing that one!!

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Hey Loureen, Charlene was taking the piss!! LOL (Now she's going to ask where she's supposed to be taking it)

Petty?? I've never heard that one.
Sunnies = sunglasses
Brissie or BrisVegas = Brisbane
I think a lot of the slang is harder to get. Goon, slab, tinny... Most of them relate to grog!

@Erin - Okay, you win! That even got me cringing. Yuk!

Okay, almost totally unrelated, but I think you all will find this funny. My husband has some really colourful sayings that had my US friends in stitches.
"She's got lucky legs... lucky they don't snap off and go up her ass!"
"He looks like a half sucked aspirin!"
"She's as ugly as a hat full of busted arseholes!"

I think Aussie derogatory names/phrases are far worse than 'cunt' or the like, because they come disguised in humour. BTW, I told my husband about the C.U. Next Tuesday thing and suggested he should start using that phrase instead. He looked at me, as if I'd asked him to load the dishwasher, and said, "Get fucked! The fucking cunt would be halfway to Sydney before I finished the fucking sentence!" Yes, he's got such a lovely way with words. LOL

Lucy - posted on 10/01/2010

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Loureen, you mean cockney rhyming slang!- Originated in East London, but some of it's in general use and still evolving. For example, if something bad happens we say "it's all gone a bit Pete Tong (wrong)" after the DJ. Anther of my favourites is "Bristols" meaning breasts as in Bristol City= tittie, he he. I laughed my head off when I found out that Sarah palin's daughter is called Bristol. Maybe I'm just very juvenile lol!

Ez - posted on 10/01/2010

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ROFL this thread has had me laughing. Cunt bubble is my personal favourite. I'm definitely going to file that for future reference.

The worst term I've heard for a penis is 'purple headed custard-pusser'. Now excuse me while I throw up lol.

Charlie - posted on 10/01/2010

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Hey dont you brits say things totally random like
Britney spears = beers
frog and toad = road

Charlie - posted on 09/30/2010

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Yes it does Charlene and yes we do :D

Barbie - barbeque
footy - football
petty - petrol
even G'day - good day
'ere - here

there are so many not to mention names everyone has a shortened version of their name for a nickname .

Kell's - kelly
Shaz - Sharon
baz- Barry
jode'z - Jodie

Charlene - posted on 09/30/2010

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Lmao Kate.. I know it's tea, I was just busting their chops. ;)
@Donna, thanks for the kind offer! ;)

@Loureen.. Does biccy=biscuit??
I've noticed that Aussies DO do a lot of shortening to words/phrases. My cousin lives in Australia and I used to have to google half of the comments on her statuses to understand them! I'm getting pretty on the ball with it now though! ;)

Lucy - posted on 09/30/2010

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Yup, definitely pretty horrible, Dana. Slit is another one I really hate, although I do love the primarily female punk band "The Slits" who kind of reclaimed the word for women, so I'm kind of torn about that one!

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What about GASH! I mentioned it way earlier but no one commented. PAY ATTENTION TO ME, DAMNIT! Doesn't anyone find it disgusting?

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LOL Rebecca, I'm American. Just happen to live in Australia and have done for 11 years now... after living in the UK for a spell. But getting used to the shortened stuff does take a bit of time to get used to, but when you look at the words are pretty self explanatory. Oh, there is one to watch out for. Seppo. It's WWII rhyming slang and very derogatory, unless uttered by a good friend. Seppo is short for Septic Tank = Yank.

Charlene, whatever you want darl! I know traditionally it's a cuppa tea, but nowadays more people drink coffee than tea. I drink neither, so if you want a voddie I'll have one with ya!

Loureen, I do too, especially when you watch a family type show. I loved Kelly Rowlands reaction on GNW a while back when they had to explain to her why she shouldn't be using 'fanny' all the time. BTW, who doesn't start a sentence??

Charlie - posted on 09/30/2010

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Oh and i still giggle when i hear fanny used , a fanny is a vagina ! :D

Charlie - posted on 09/30/2010

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Hey us Aussies dont need to start sentances or finish sentences , some of us dont even finish a whole word but we ALL understand , we shorten EVERYTHING OR we run every word in a sentance together LOL.

*Turns on the kettle * "Cuppa and a biccy ?"

Charlene - posted on 09/29/2010

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Vodka? Is that what's in your 'cuppa'? If so, I'm on my way over right now.....

Heather - posted on 09/29/2010

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Cuppa...is that like funny as...?? You know us Yanks, always left out of the inside joke. ;)

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ROFL I was gonna ask the same thing Charlene!

Cuppa-WHAT???? I wanna KNOW! What the hell's in the damn cup???

Lisa - posted on 09/29/2010

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Don't like the word CUNT but the c u next tuesday was pretty funny so I guess its the intent behind it to me. Someone called me a Twatt once and my husband just about tore him a new well you know what lol

Charlene - posted on 09/29/2010

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@Donna

A cuppa?? A cuppa what??? Gosh darn it... *grumblegrumble* *muttermutter*

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I honestly think words are only as powerful as we make them. The more people react to words such as 'cunt', the less likely the negative power will be removed.

My husband still doesn't get why Americans are so up tight about words. On a trip to the states I told him not to use the words 'cunt' or 'fuck' as much as he normally does, it was like telling him not to talk! He is the perfect example of "bad names" being simply perception. His boss calls him "ball bag" and he calls his boss " top cunt". Listening to them is hysterical, but would melt the ears off a prudish person.

Heather - posted on 09/29/2010

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that gives a whole to meaning to mom constantly telling me to "sit on my fanny"...definitely one of those lost-in-translation terms.

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Loureen, get outta my neighbourhood!! LOL No wait, come over for a cuppa and we can try to explain why yanks need to stop using the word "fanny" as much as they do... and why we piss ourselves laughing every time we hear it.

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Joy THAT always confused me when I was younger, when watching (generally) american programmes they would say something about someones fanny, it took a little while to realise they were discussing bums not vaginas.

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I don't think I'd eat at a place called "Drippin Lizzie's" either....
I grew up with my mom calling my ass a fanny. "Joy, if you don't stop it I'm gonna spank your fanny!" Honestly, I've been walking around all day giggling now and then still over "cunt bubble". I don't know WHY that strikes me so friggin' funny!
I also hate the term "va-jay-jay" because I don't like giving Oprah's twat that much thought. I actually was watching Oprah the day she said that. The one where her and Gayle were on a cross country trip doing all kinds of crazy things. That day they did this thing where you get strapped into a harness that's connected to this big bungee (sp?) cord thing that FLINGS the person into the air and then they bounce. The harness goes around the waist and thighs and by the time Oprah was done.....that's when she said it. "My va-JAY-JAY's PAININ!' " Ew.

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You guys are funny as....I am LMAO!

I dislike cunt because generally it is used negatively and in a mean way. Oh and if somebody started saying things like she looks like a real C.U. Next Tuesday I would get really confused and want to know if we were meeting up on Tuesday before it slowly dawned on me (for an intelligent person I am reeeeaaaalllllly slow sometimes lol).

Generally here the vagina is refered to as a fanny, which in itself is not offensive. However, there is a local chip shop named 'Fat Fanny's' because fanny is a British name, it kinda puts me off eating there....as does the cafe called 'Drippin Lizie's'.... eurgh!

Jennifer I can't believe you've never heard it called a twat, you poor sheltered soul, you've been missing out ;-p

Charlie - posted on 09/29/2010

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Joy - the boys where i live use cunt the same way !!


'hey cunt , what are you doing "

Barbara - posted on 09/29/2010

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There was a song by The Darkness called Get Your Hands Off Of My Woman Mother F***er, in which they call a guy a cunt. In the radio version they change it to "coconut." I thought that was funny, and now my friends and I call people we don't like coconuts, because it seems so mild but we know what it truly means.....He Hee.

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This guy I know asked a chick if she wanted some "tube steak smothered in underwear"....I fuckin' laughed for days. Not really gross but super funny!

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